Saturday, May 20th, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 P.M.

Building a Mental Health Community

Suicide Awareness, Self Care, and Faith

Orchard Park Presbyterian Church: Building a Mental Health Community Workshop Series

Welcome to the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church’s Building a Mental Health Community Workshop Series! We’re excited to invite you to our first workshop on May 20th, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon, focusing on suicide awareness, self-care, and faith.

Mental health challenges affect individuals of all ages and backgrounds, but they can be especially difficult for young people aged twelve to twenty-four. As a community, we need to come together to better understand these challenges and learn how to support those who are struggling.

Are you concerned about the mental health of youth aged twelve to twenty-four?

Join us for our first workshop in the Building a Mental Health Community series!

Learn about suicide awareness, self care, and faith from our expert speakers.

Connect with others who share your passion for helping young people.

All are welcome to attend this workshop, regardless of your background or experience.

Event is free. Registration is required.

To register please fill out this form.

Our expert speakers will provide valuable insights and practical tools that you can use to help young people in your life. Whether you're a parent, educator, youth group leader, or just someone who cares deeply about mental health, this workshop is for you.

Kristie Watts, LMFT, will be our key note speaker and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Kristie graduated magna cum laude from Christian Theological Seminary in 2009 with her masters in Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE accredited program). She completed her residency with Groff and Associates Professional Counselling and was fully licensed as a MFT in 2013. Kristie was in private practice with Groff and Associates from 2010 – 2019 and currently runs a private practice in Carmel, Indiana here at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church. Kristie is a faith-based counsellor and has developed many specialities in her 14 years of practice. Her current specialities are grief/loss (Certified Advanced Grief Counselling Specialist), adolescents, family therapy and Postpartum Mood Disorders.

Emily is a licensed mental health counsellor and registered dietitian. In addition, she counsel clients who have experienced trauma and loss, using therapy techniques from EMDR and Internal Family Systems (IFS).

Rebecca is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor, National Certified Counselor Addiction Professional, a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor and National Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She is also certified in EMDR and trained in brainspotting. Through published articles on addictions and speaking engagements at workshops, radio and conferences Rebecca has guided parents, educators, and other professionals. In addition to working with young adults, Rebecca serves those facing traumatic experiences.  Rebecca’s passion is helping individuals become the best version of themselves.

Rev. Dr. Shelly Wood has her BA in English and Political Science and a Masters in Counseling all from Eastern Illinois University and a Masters in Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary. She completed her Doctorate of Ministry at McCormick Theology Seminary in May 2016.

Dr. Kristin Lehr (She/Her) has degrees in Elementary Ed, Effective Teaching, Special Education and her PhD in Christian Communication and Leadership. 

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with others who share your passion for building a stronger, more supportive community. Register now to secure your spot and take the first step towards making a difference in the lives of young people. Together, we can create a more mentally healthy future for all.